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Goals and Learning Outcomes

In the U.S., over 37 million people have diabetes, and about 20% are unaware they have it (CDC, 2022a). Patients with diabetes are at risk for several chronic diabetic-related complications. These complications include microvascular (e.g., neuropathy) and macrovascular (e.g., coronary artery disease) complications (Goyal & Jialal, 2022). The inconsistency of glucose levels paired with varying contributing factors, such as blood pressure, heart rate, blood cholesterol, weight, and serum uric acid, predispose people with diabetes to different types of complications (Ceriello & Prattichizzo, 2021). Coordinated patient care is important when managing the care of patients with diabetes. Healthcare professionals (HCPs) should have an understanding of the various diabetic-related complications to provide patient education on risk factors, prevention, and management strategies.


The goal of this course is to equip nurses, physical therapists, and occupational therapists with a general overview of how to manage chronic complications of diabetes.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Determine appropriate screening and preventive strategies for diabetic-related complications.
  • Identify the risk factors and clinical presentations of at least four diabetic-related complications.
  • Indicate management strategies for diabetic-related complications.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/26

Course Originally Released On: 01/01/23

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.